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Sundance Review: David Wain's 'They Came Together' Gives Assembly-Line Rom-Coms A Brisk, Bruising Rebuttal

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 25, 2014 5:04 PM
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They Came Together
A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly sweet blood. It knows how to mock cliché big things, like jokes about set-dressing and music video montages; it’s also wise about small matters, right down to the font and the framing device.

Cobie Smulders, Michael Ian Black & More Join David Wain’s ‘They Came Together’

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 21, 2012 10:40 AM
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As if it didn’t have enough comedic talent already, the rom-com spoof/deconstruction “They Came Together” has added “How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders and ”The State” veteran Michael Ian Black.

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